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Dar al-Uloom

Dar al-Uloom was founded in 1871 in Cairo, Egypt.  It is both an Islamic and modern secondary educational institution.  It began as a means to introduce those in mosque colleges to new knowledge emanating from the West.  In 1946, it was incorporated into Cairo University and the faculty is delegated to offer B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degr...
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Al-Azhar University

Al-Azhar University was founded in Cairo, Egypt around 970-972 by the Fatimid dynasty of Egypt, descended from Fatimah, daughter of Muhammad.  Fatimah was called Az-Zahra (the brilliant) and the university was named in her honor.  After the victory of Sultan Salahudin in his ruling over Egypt in the 12th century, Al-Azhar was reinstituted...
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